Monday, August 5, 2013

A Yarn Shop a Day: Carodan Farm Wool Shop

On Thursday, we all went to Chincoteague, where we saw the wild ponies being auctioned off.
Who am I kidding--you're here for the yarn shops.
 I cannot get enough of these signs!  The owners even had license plates that read WOOL.  They speak my language!
 Anyway, Carodan Farm Wool Shop is a must-see if you travel to Chincoteague.  They hand-dye a line of yarn that is inspired by Chincoteague and Assateague Islands.  I regret not snapping some of it up, but I was blinded by a sweater's worth of Rowan Felted Tweed in the exact color I was hoping to use to make the Calligraphy Cardigan.  I had birthday money set aside to make this purchase and was prepared to pay full price.  But!
The shop had a little display of paper horses at the register.  At checkout, you got to pick one and open it to discover a coupon worth anywhere from 15%-50% off your purchase.  I chose a 25% off coupon!  I can't wait to cast on this beautiful yarn, which will always remind me of our trip to Chincoteague.  My goal is to wear it next time we go.


Amber said...

That is so funny! Our family vacations each year at Chincoteague. This year as we came across the bridge into the town, my heart skipped a beat when I saw the Caradon Farms yarn shop sign. I spent a couple of hours there this year. So much nice yarn, and I enjoyed a long conversation with the Mr. I bought several skeins of their Chincoteague-inspired yarns. They are wonderful!

garfield said...

Glad I found your post! Lol, I'm looking up yarn stores in the area for our vacation in July!